TCM VAULT: Noir Thrillers - Glass Key, Phantom Lady & Blue Dahlia


Dark Crimes: Film Noir Thrillers (TCM Vault)
December 4th
The Glass Key (1942), Phantom Lady (1944), The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Some long-awaited Universal Film Noir titles, including two with Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake, are finally getting a DVD release via TCM's Vault line this December 4th.

The 3-disc set, Dark Crimes: Film Noir Thrillers, will contain The Glass Key (1942), Phantom Lady (1944) and The Blue Dahlia (1946) and should have all the bonus features usually associated with the Vault line.

Available exclusively for purchase at, this set will be available for rent here at ClassicFlix and nowhere else!


The Glass Key (1942)
A ruthless political boss and his personal advisor become entangled in a web of organized crime and murder which involves the alluring daughter of a rising gubernatorial candidate in The Glass Key, a stylish remake of the 1935 film based on Dashiell Hammett's popular pulp fiction.

Phantom Lady (1944)
A man arrested for murdering his wife can't produce his only alibi - a mysterious woman he met in a bar - so his loyal secretary goes undercover to locate her in Phantom Lady, based on the crime novel by Cornell Woolrich.

The Blue Dahlia (1946)
A WWII veteran is accused of killing his unfaithful wife and races against time to find the real murderer with the help of a sympathetic stranger in The Blue Dahlia, adapted for the screen by hard-boiled detective writer Raymond Chandler who received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay.

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